From August 1st through August 11th, FEMA will host listening sessions for AFG applicants who did not apply for AFG funding for FY2021. These digital convenings are an opportunity for U.S. fire departments to learn more about the AFG application process, and for fire departments to share the challenges that they face when applying for AFG federal assistance.
The FAMA/FEMSA GAC recommends that you share this listening session schedule with local fire departments who may benefit from these sessions.
In FY2021 there were just over 8,000 fire departments that submitted applications for AFG funding. While this may seem like a large number, this only represents 30% of the total number of fire departments nationwide. It is critical, now more than ever, that American firefighters receive the funding needed to protect our nation’s communities, and that AFG does not go undersubscribed.
Please find the schedule for the listening sessions below. Participants may click on the link to the respective session they’d like to attend. Each session is expected to last one hour and will be comprised of a brief introduction, time to identify issues, a collaborative brainstorming session, and time for Q&A. The sessions are limited to 1,500 attendants. Please note that there is one session specifically for tribal fire departments.
If participating fire department staff are unable to attend, they may send any comments regarding the reasons they did not apply in 2021 to [email protected].
FY 2021 AFG Listening Session Schedule (Eastern Time Zone). Each session is 60 minutes in length.
Sharing a Success Story
Fire departments may send success stories regarding a FEMA Grant that they’d like to share at [email protected] or through Twitter @FEMAGrants using a private message.
The AFG Program Office welcomes feedback from the AFG community. If there are topics or information that fire departments may find helpful in future monthly updates from the AFG Program, they may send it to the AFG Help Desk ([email protected]).
If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs:
John Granby at [email protected]
Lee Morris at [email protected]
David Durstine at [email protected]
or GAC Sr. Adviser Dave Gatton at [email protected]